So here we are, just hours away from Independence Day. I thought this might be a fitting song. And it's a two-fer.
Originally written and recorded by Billy Bragg in 1983, the song (with an additional verse) was also a hit for the late Kirsty MacColl just a year later. Produced by her husband Steve Lillywhite (of U2 fame, among others) it peaked at #7 on the U.K. charts.
Billy Bragg- A New England (Live, 1985)
Kirsty MacColl- A New England (1984, Stiff Records)